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Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage



Visitor Surveys at Durham World Heritage Site

(20 November 2017)

Amit interviewing visitors to the World Heritage Site

For the last two weeks we have been joined by Amit Singh, an undergraduate student from the University of Allahabad. He has been working with undergraduates from Durham University interviewing visitors to Durham Castle about the reasons behind their visit, and their economic spend in the area. This work mirrors that which we have been doing in India to Promote Sustainable Pilgrimage and Protect Heritage, as part of a broader program to benchmark the social and economic impacts of heritage in the region. The work here in Durham will be supplemented by similar visitor interviews at the World Heritage Site of Champaner-Pavagadh in Gujarat and at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh.

The work in Durham has been conducted in conjunction with the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Palace Green Library and the Durham World Heritage Site visitor Centre. Read about Amit's time in Durham here.